Dundee Telders Team needs your support!

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Ruby Davies, Christiane Schleich, Christie Allan and Blythe Petrie are four final year undergraduate law students at the University of Dundee.

They have been selected to represent the University of Dundee and indeed Scotland in the Telders International Law Moot Competition 2017. The competition will take place in May and will see us debate a ficticious international law case in front of a panel of judges at The International Court of Justice in The Hague.

This year’s case relates to diplomatic immunity, inviolability of embassy premises, reservations to treaties and legitimate counter-measures.

Thehas beeneen extensive costs to meet in order to participate in the competition and  they would be immensely grateful for any donations in support of the team! Please visit their ‘gofundme’ page: https://www.gofundme.com/get-us-to-the-hague

SCELG Biannual Lecture “Sharing Responsibility in International Environmental Law: Fundamental Contradictions”

Prof Andre Nollkaemper, Dean and Professor of Public International Law, Amsterdam Law School, University of Amsterdam. 

26 April 2017

15:00-18:00

Collins Suite, Collins Building, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

It has become commonplace to say that the responsibility to protect the environment is shared between multiple actors, rather than  resting on one actor alone.  Much of modern international environmental law indeed is based on this premise. However, the idea that  responsibility should be shared hides fundamental complexities and contradictions.  The lecture will explore one of such contradictions. On the one hand, shared responsibility stands for the  idea that all those who contribute to  environmental  degradation, exhaustion of natural resources, and so on, should be part of the solution.  This proposition may express a sense of fairness and effectiveness. On the other hand,  shared responsibility tends to lead to arrangements in which responsibility is  divided over so many actors, that the responsibility of each  individual actor is diluted. Sharing responsibility then may lead to ‘blame games and buck-passing’. The lecture explores how the contradiction has manifested itself in international environmental law and what  ways have been  found to resolve it.

The guest lecture will be followed by a panel featuring Prof Ellen Hey, Professor of Public International Law, Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Prof Elisa Morgera, Professor of Global Environmental Law at the University of Strathclyde Law School and Dr Francesco Sindico. Reader in International Environmental Law at the University of Strathclyde Law School.

For further information, including how to register please seehttps://www.strath.ac.uk/research/strathclydecentreenvironmentallawgovernance/events/guestlectures/andrenollkaemper2017/

Educate the Kids.

Kasia Thomson represented Scotland at Telders Moot in 2016, graduated from Dundee Law School and is now studying the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice.
This semester  she started up a society for Educate The Kids. It’s a society set up by a retired Scottish lady who has made a school and orphanage in Kenya and raises funds to run it, but this year 300 mothers tried to register their kids and there were only 80 places, so with no other school in the area they are fundraising to build a new one. 
The society is having a pub quiz on march 7th, and it is Disney themed! 
Kasia is hoping a lot of law students will want to come,  and maybe even join the society and help carry it on next semester when she graduates from the DPLP! You do not have to be a student to attend. 

Please click here for details!

Article 50 and the Role of Parliament

“Article 50 and the Role of Parliament”

 Andrew Agnew  

 Post Graduate Student at University of Dundee

1st February at 5.00 p.m.

Dalhousie Building Room 2F13
This talk will mainly focus on the provisions contained in Article 50 of The Treaty on European Union and what they mean. In the light of the decision by the Supreme Court, we also hope to provide an opportunity for discussion on the implications of the decision for Britain leaving Europe. In addition exploring the underlying issue of Constitutional Law relating to the role of Parliament and the Royal Prerogative in making decisions which has been made clearer by the Supreme Court. 
Andrew Agnew is currently studying on the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Dundee, having graduated in 2016 in dual Scots and English law. Andrew’s 4th year honours dissertation focused on the procedural mechanism of Article 50 Treaty on European Union – the withdrawal clause, under the supervision of Dr Jacques Hartmann. Alongside his studies, Andrew has undertaken placements within local government, the Civil Service and the Westminster Parliament.

Please click here to register your interest for this event.

Rightsblog Editor Opportunity

Rightsblog are currently seeking to recruit additional editors.

The time commitment involved in being a voluntary member of the Editorial Team is relatively light, with an online evening meeting once every two to three months and an expectation to edit and promote content in between these meetings, as well as actively seeking contributions. You will be joining a small but enthusiastic and dynamic group of editors from across the globe.
Rightsblog are particularly keen to hear from human rights practitioners, or those with experience of social media and communications strategies. The blog’s  working language is English.
Any questions can be directed to contact@rightsblog.net
More information can be found at: https://rightsblog.net/

Internship Opportunity with the ICC

The ICC is inviting applications for internships within its Prosecution Division. The internships will last between three and six months and will involve working full time.

The intern’s duties and responsibilities are listed as:

  • To conduct legal research
  • To assist in the drafting of legal filings
  • To participate in evidence analysis
  • To review documents for disclosure
  • To contribute to team meetings.

Candidates must have a law degree or be in the final stages of their legal studies at university. A very good academic record is required.

Practical experience of work relevant to the ICC is desirable, but not required.

Personal skills such as strong teamworking skills; experience of working in multicultural and multilingual environments and strong IT skills are required.

It is essential that candidates have fluency in one of the court’s working languages, those being English and French. A working knowledge of one of the court’s other official languages is desirable, those being Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish.

Further information about this opportunity can be found by following this link: http://bit.ly/2eN2MYa

The closing date for applications in 10th December 2016.